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GE 1997 Ford Aerostar

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Ford Aerostar specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Ford Aerostar warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

1997 Ford Aerostar Standard Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van 118.9 in. WB1997 Ford Aerostar XLT Rear-wheel Drive Wagon 118.9 in. WB1997 Ford Aerostar XLT Rear-wheel Drive Extended Wagon 118.9 in. WB
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$17,235$17,925$20,865
    Invoice *$15,607$16,214$18,801
    Engine3.0L V-6 140 HP3.0L V-6 140 HP3.0L V-6 140 HP
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City17.0 mpg16.1 mpg16.1 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy23.0 mpg23.0 mpg23.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine3.0L V-6 140 HP3.0L V-6 140 HP3.0L V-6 140 HP
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator95 amp95 amp95 amp
    Battery72 amp72 amp heavy duty72 amp heavy duty
    Axle Ratio3.733.734.10
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank21.0 gal.21.0 gal.21.0 gal.
    ExhaustN/Astainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels14.0 " steel14.0 " steel14.0 " steel
    Front TiresP546/75SR14.0BSW ASP215/70SR14.0BSW ASP215/75SR14.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelfull-size steelfull-size steelfull-size steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity277
    Front Seat Typebucketcaptaincaptain
    Front Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Front ArmrestsN/Adriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls2-way4-way4-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls2-way4-way4-way
    Rear SeatsN/Afull benchfull bench
    Third Row SeatsN/Afull benchfull bench
    Seat Trimvinylclothcloth
    Door TrimN/Acloth w/carpet lowercloth w/carpet lower
    Headlinerfrontfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Vanity Mirrorspassengerdual illuminateddual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove BoxN/Aglove boxglove box
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightdome light
    Floor Consolepartialpartialpartial
    Cup HolderN/Afrontfront
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbinbin
    Dashboard Storagedashboard storagedashboard storagedashboard storage
    Door BinsN/Adualdual
    Underseat TrayN/Afrontfront
    Cargo Floor Trimvinyl/rubbercarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid TrimN/Aplasticplastic
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air ConditioningN/Amanualmanual
    RadioclockAM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan
    Door LocksN/Amanualmanual
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/Amechanicalmechanical
    Power Outlets111
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    Trip OdometerN/Atrip odometertrip odometer
    Front Windowsmanualmanualmanual
    Rear WindowsN/Aslidingsliding
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/Aslidingsliding
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Windshield WiperN/Arear windshield wiperrear windshield wiper
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver front-impactdriver front-impactdriver front-impact
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count3 doors3 doors3 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume141.4 cu.ft.133.4 cu.ft.172.5 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length174.9 "174.9 "190.3 "
    Exterior Width71.7 "71.7 "72.0 "
    Exterior Height72.9 "72.3 "74.0 "
    Wheelbase119 "119 "119 "
    Front Tread62 "62 "62 "
    Rear Tread60 "60 "60 "
    Turning RadiusN/A21.2 '21.2 '
    Curb Weight3,411 lbs.3,721 lbs.3,558 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight RatingN/A1,202 lbs.1,202 lbs.
    Rear Gross Axle Weight RatingN/A1,338 lbs.1,338 lbs.
    Max Trailer WeightN/A4,799 lbs.4,799 lbs.
    Front Legroom41.3 "41.3 "41.3 "
    Rear LegroomN/A38.6 "39.4 "
    Front Headroom39.4 "39.5 "39.5 "
    Rear HeadroomN/A38.1 "38.1 "
    Third Row HeadroomN/A38.4 "38.5 "
    Front Shoulder RoomN/A60.2 "60.2 "
    Rear Shoulder RoomN/A60.2 "60.0 "
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/A61.1 "61.5 "
    Interior Cargo Volume141.4 cu.ft.N/AN/A
  • Exterior Features
    Rear Step BumperN/Arear step bumperrear step bumper
    Grille Moldingscoloredchromechrome
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manualdual manual, convex spotter passengerdual manual, convex spotter passenger
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited60/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Accessories Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
Select up to 3 styles to compare:
Standard Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van 118.9 in. WB
XLT All-wheel Drive Extended Wagon 118.9 in. WB
XLT Rear-wheel Drive Wagon 118.9 in. WB
XLT Rear-wheel Drive Extended Wagon 118.9 in. WB

Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 Ford Aerostar safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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